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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me. Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap! Happy, health, sound Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase. having this photo shoot was definitely a highlight of 2019! Continue lessons with Beth and Babette This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the

Fun farm things

Last weekend, my husband and I bought this beautiful, new piece of equipment... That's a dump trailer to haul sawdust, manure, etc. in case you were wondering haha.  My husband has wanted one of these FOREVER and, I swear to god, bringing it home was like Christmas to him. Oh, the joys of being married to a man who loves living on a farm as much as I do are too innumerable to count.  :-)  

Decorating with an equestrian flair

Having a brand new home to decorate was equal parts exciting and overwhelming.  I tried to incorporate small horsey touches without making my home look like my bedroom at 12 years old LOL!  I thought I would share a few ideas today, as it is freezing cold here in the Northeast and there is not much going on with the horses besides feeding and cleaning out!   I love this little horse, as it reminds me of a (Standardbred) trotter!  It hangs in my kitchen.  I changed the ribbon to match the accent color. I have had this print since college, because it looked like Sparky (even the same saddle I had at the time).  Now it is in my dining room. My papercut made by Niamh  and a pastel drawing of Sparky from my parents the first Christmas I owned her!  This is our office. Horsey pillows, of course!  Way too pricey, but I have coveted these forever!   Saw it on Pinterest, of course!  LOL!  I painted old horseshoes from Sparky and Dreamy. My sister-in-law made this

With a logo, it must be official

I have always wanted a cute logo for my farm, but it always seemed kind of silly.  I am an adult amateur and I don't need to "brand" my farm or any type of business.  But geez, with my very own farm, I finally figured I might as well do what I want and create a logo. Honestly, it was my husband who convinced me to do it, as he came home last fall with the name idea of Clover Ledge and had drawn his own logo.  It was a silly spoof of a logo, but we figured we needed one eventually. I asked a horsey friend, Donna, to design it for us.  She is a graphic designer and I knew she would do a great job.  I basically told her I wanted to incorporate horses and oxen and stick with the green color.  I think her design is perfect.  It took a few tweaks, and she was very patient with me, and I just love it! We did the horse in a dressage frame, even though I would identify  myself as an eventer. Dressage is the basis of all training in my eyes, so dressage it was.  And I l